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Old 10-04-2008, 10:54 AM   #11
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I saw it last night with 2 friends. One grew up Mennonite, the other Baptist and me - an Athiest but when I was young, my dad made it a point to take us to every church, synagogue, mosque, chapel, cathedral, stadiums filled with chanting, stupa, you name it.

The way I see this movie is educational - a 2 hour way of getting a little religious perspective. Of course there are other ways of doing it but I thought it was hilarious. I thought at least one of my friends' would be offended but right when the movie began, it became clear to me that Maher was even poking fun at himself. I've always thought Maher was snarky and smug too but for some reason (in my opinion) his personality works in this context.
I went to Catholic School, I describe myself as Atheist to suit other people's need for a label. I like to say non-religious but that doesn't really work either.
I know most people won't see it on principle and I can understand not wanting to be offended but if you have even an inkling of interest - it's worth the watch.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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It's not right for me. I'm atheist, but I take no joy in poking at anyone.
same here. and hey, I enjoy some religion fun at times , but his is just not my style
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:12 PM   #13
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Won't be seeing it - can't stand Bill Maher.
Ditto - He's a waste of skin IMO. I wish Ted Nugent would have strangled him when he had the chance.
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The promos and his talk show tour indicate that he's ridiculing people of faith. It's one thing to poke fun but he's a condescending, self-righteous douche. Basically a fundie athiest.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:47 PM   #15
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It's not right for me. I'm atheist, but I take no joy in poking at anyone.
You have to wonder about the mentality behind anyone who finds humor in denegrating someones religious beliefs.

Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann are two of a kind....noone finds them as funny as ....well...they do.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:52 PM   #16
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Hate Maher, but will see it. His premise is sound, but I want to see how far his personal anti-Catholic vendetta takes him off-task.

ALL religions deserve to be held accountable, but I know without even seeing this film that he'll spend 70% of his time ripping Catholicism. The Catholic Church has done some awful, awful, awful things, but almost every other faith is just as culpable of perpetrating great evils on humanity in Gods name...I just wish he'd use this platform to call them all out equally, instead of being a petty jackass.
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Hate Maher, but will see it. His premise is sound, but I want to see how far his personal anti-Catholic vendetta takes him off-task.

ALL religions deserve to be held accountable, but I know without even seeing this film that he'll spend 70% of his time ripping Catholicism. The Catholic Church has done some awful, awful, awful things, but almost every other faith is just as culpable of perpetrating great evils on humanity in Gods name...I just wish he'd use this platform to call them all out equally, instead of being a petty jackass.
I agree... though athiesm is just as culpable... 20 million serfs in Russia, cleansing of "undesirables" in both U.S.S.R. and China...

in the end, any and every system becomes a refuge for those who wish to abuse it to personal gains.
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There is no doubt to me God exists. Many things have happened in my life that go beyond scientific, or rational explination.

I detest BM I'll never see his movie or any other show he's in for that matter.
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I'm not an atheist. I believe in God...but a much more accepting and merciful God than many here...

Atheists are fine...as long as they just STFU about it already! They make the Jehovah Witnesses seem taciturn in comparison...
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This , of course, is the same Bill Maher who called our Military "cowardly"...and our soldiers "illiterate low-lying fruit"

He also argued with a guest who called the terrorists who flew into the Twin Towers cowards...saying "We have been the cowards.... lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. Now That's cowardly."

Maher was also one of the notable idiots who questioned whether or not Palin's Down syndrome infant is actually Bristol's first child.

So ...yea..I wish all of you wouldnt see the movie and put money into the pockets of this a-hole....but to each his own.

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